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PMO Analyst

Contract type: Permanent

Category: Various

Location: Dunstable

PMO Analyst

Role:   PMO Analyst

Employment Type:   Full-Time and Permanent

Location: Whitbread Court, Dunstable (Hybrid working between office [2 days a week] and working from home)

We are the UK's leading hospitality company, a FTSE 100 organisation with over 35,000 employees worldwide, and for the last 10 years running have been recognised as a ‘Top Employer’ by the Top Employers Institute. Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn, we have over 850 hotels - which is over 80,000 bedrooms - across the UK, Germany and the Middle. We’re also proud to own over 420 restaurants across the UK including Beefeater and our newer brands Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. With exciting plans to innovate and grow our core UK and international business, we’re always keeping our customers at the heart of what we do and there has never been a more exciting time to join Whitbread!

Within Whitbread sits Group Operations and the Change Delivery function. We deliver high performance change across the breadth of the IT function, managing and successfully executing all ranges of projects and programmes, aligned to Whitbread’s strategic priorities and Architectures' technology roadmap.

Within Change Delivery sits the PMO, who is accountable for upholding the highest of governance standards across our IT projects & programmes. This team plays an integral part within the organisation owning Workforce Planning & Resource Management, Portfolio Planning & Reporting, owns the project/programme Delivery Framework including all processes & toolkits, as well as being responsible for overall Assurance to delivery.

We have an exciting opportunity for a PMO Analyst to join the central PMO. This role is fundamental to ensuring the backbone of the PMO is expertly supported, whilst all standards and controls are maintained. This role supports key governance forums and provides administration support for our PPM tool, and reporting. A keen eye for detail, a collaborative approach to stakeholder management, and great communication skills are each a must have while we strive to provide the best possible service to our stakeholders.

If you have intermediate to advanced Excel skills, have a good knowledge & understanding of project methodologies, proactively seek out efficiencies and enjoy working in a central PMO as opposed to supporting a project or programme directly, then please reach out for a chat or apply directly.

Inside the role:

•           Supporting reporting and dashboard production

•           Quarterly Portfolio Planning support

•           PPM tool maintenance and training

•           Stage gate meeting management

•           Supporting dependency process

•           Centre of Excellence support

•           Mailbox management


Skills & Experience:

•           Knowledge and understanding of Project management practices and methodologies

•           Knowledge of reporting standards and dashboard production

•           Competent technology and PMO management knowledge and ability to adopt new skills and techniques as they emerge

•           Strong stakeholder management skills with experience of dealing with varied levels of stakeholders

•           Strong attention to detail with proven experience of writing high quality reports and dashboards

•           Ability to accurately analyse and interpret appropriate data led activities

•           Problem-solving skills and strong organisational skills

•           Strong written and verbal communication skills

•           Self-drive – responds to challenging priorities with a sense of urgency and pace


In return for your commitment, we’ve got some great benefits to offer:

Competitive Salary

Up to 10% bonus

10% matched pension

Private medical (single cover)

25 days holiday

Option to buy into share save scheme

Discounts at Premier Inn and Restaurants


We invite you to apply to come and join Whitbread, one of the UK’s leading hospitality businesses. We have an impressive Force for Good agenda of which a part of that is a zero-tolerance policy on discrimination in the workplace. We believe in equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, or belief. We expect that every team member is treated in a fair and unbiased way, without exception.

We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and welcome your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQ+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

Job ref: 782215-1629
Advertised: 21 Sep 2022

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